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The '''University of Concepción''' () is one of the most prestigious universities in Chile. It is the third oldest university in the country and is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities|Council of Rectors. It was the first university founded in the south of Chile, and the first to become a private-law corporation. In addition, it belongs to the ''Southern Cross University Network'' (in Spanish language|Spanish: ''Red Universitaria Cruz del Sur''). Its main campus is located at the Concepción, Chile|Concepción's University City, with additional campuses in Chillán and Los Ángeles, Chile|Los Ángeles. The QS University Ranking 2012 ranks the University of Concepción as the ninth best in Latin America. The 2011 CSIC University Ranking named it as the second best in Chile and 19th best in Latin America, while business magazine America Economía's 2010 SIR Iberoamerican Ranking rates it as the nation’s number three...
Native nameUniversidad de Concepción
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Latin name| motto = Por el desarrollo libre del espíritu.
MottoengFor the free development of the spirit.
EstablishedMay 14, 1919
Closed| type = Private (with State contributions)
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BudgetUS dollar|US$66 million
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